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Texas and Oklahoma Snow Lingers

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(Image credit: NASA.)

The signature of the snowstorm that swept across Oklahoma and Texas last week, leaving much shoveling to be done before yesterday's Super Bowl, is still evident in satellite images that bear the unmistakable white of snow on the ground.

The image was taken by NASA's Terra satellite over the weekend.

The snow that fell through much of Texas -- even as far south as El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico across the border -- was part of a monster winter storm that affected people from the Rockies to New England.

The rare Texas snowfall was followed by unusually frigid temperatures in the state, as a pocket of Arctic air pushed southward. The cold temperatures came just in time for the Super Bowl , held last night in Dallas.

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